Obituary: Mrs Edna Maud Newman and Mr J. C. Newman

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Mrs Edna Maud Newman, of St Andrew’s Nursing Home, Ewerby, has died there. She was 88.

Born in Grantham, she was the daughter of the late Edith and Herbert Reynolds. She was sister to the late May, Vic, Sid and also Lilly and Jean.

She was the ex-wife of the late Cecil Newman, and partner of the late Patrick Knight. Mrs Newman was mother to Karen, the late Jeffrey and David, and also Nadine and Anthony.

Mrs Newman had resided in Rugby Cottages, Earlesfield Lane and Braemar Close, Grantham, but in her later years she had lived in Casterton Care Home, Belvoir Care Home and latterly St Andrew’s Nursing Home in Ewerby.

On leaving school she worked at Bell’s flour mill. In the evenings she worked at Kirby’s fish and chip shop. After raising her children, she worked at BMARC until her retirement.

Mrs Newman enjoyed knitting, television, holidays abroad and at home, and spending time with her family.

Funeral arrangements were by David Holland, London Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for Dementia UK.

Mr J. C. Newman

Mr Jeffrey Cecil Newman, of Newport Avenue, Grantham, has died at home. He was 67.

Born in Grantham, he was the son of the late Cecil Newman and the late Edna Newman. He was brother to Karen, the late David, and Nadine and Anthony,

Mr Newman was married to Margaret. He has a son, Mark.

He left school and became an apprentice hairdresser with Harry Mitchum. Later he worked for Bjorlows on Earlesfield Lane and lastly he worked at Reads Cans (later known as Nacanco) on Springfield Road, Grantham. He retired at the age of 49 due to health issues.

In his early teens he enjoyed building and flying model aircraft. He was keen on DIY and gardening and latterly he enjoyed watching television, especially political, current affairs and nature documentaries.

Funeral arrangements were by Geesons Funeral Directors, Westgate, Grantham.

Donations were received for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

A joint funeral service for mother and son was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Madge Marshall-Brown.

Family mourners included: Nadine Wetz, Margaret Newman, Julia Penfold, Anthony Newman, Jane Newman, Jacob and Stephanie Wright, Karen and Reg Taylor, Melanie, Tamzin and Adele, Delwyn Laxton, Sharon Bell, Brian Church, Janet Nicholson, Jean and Terry Musson, Sue and Simon Exton, Phillip Reynolds, and Joanne Wilkinson.

Other mourners included: Bob Hutchinson, Jayne Piper, Tracey Hutchinson, Maurice Green, John and Betty Sharpe, Dorian and Carole Penfold, Ann and David Penfold, Brian Marsden, Christopher Chambers, Bruce and Carol Murby, Alan Appleyard, Cliff and Pauline, Mike Siggar, Pugsy and Sue Parker, Mark Allen, Nev Chamberlain, Alan and Jenny Jones, Simon Amos, Lucy Blow, Ken and Miriam Jackson, Sandra Goode, Jane Warren, Paul Newcombe, Mary Down, Pat Parke, Roberta, Susan Wilson, Raymond Wright, Margaret Prendeville, Mike Hughes, Wally and Cynthia Hopkins, Mr and Mrs C. Clapton, Trevor and Glenys Eldred, Kathleen Duller, Keith and Anne Flinders, the Rev Eric Whittaker, the Rev Pat Whittaker, Constance Ross, Hannah San Jose, Russel Whittaker, Stuart and Sue Amos, Chris Amos, Stephen Hewson, Nigel Cox, Dave Turner, Paul Charles, Jed Reed, Kevin Hardy, Malc Crompton, Dave Dodds, Brian Sculthorpe, Linda Mason, and Shirley Morris.